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The transformation of South Africa from an apartheid state to a free democracy is what makes it one of the most exciting countries in the world today. Continue reading.
22 May 2013
South African mobile telecommunications operator MTN was the only African brand to be ranked in the Millward Brown BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2013 survey released on Tuesday, 21 May 2013.
MTN rose nine places to 79th in the eighth edition of the international research agency's annual survey, with its overall brand value increasing by 23% to US$11.40-billion. MTN made its debut on the list in 2012 in 88th spot. Read full story.
14 May 2013The South African surfing team celebrated a superb double at the 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games in Panama on the weekend when they were crowned the ISA World Team Champions and captain Shaun Joubert clinched the ISA men's world champion title. Read full story.
14 May 2013
The South African film industry contributes R3.5-billion annually to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), while providing employment for more than 25,000 people, according to a new impact study on the industry. Read full story.
14 May 2013
South Africa has taken the coveted top spot with more than 15,300 votes and joining them on the podium is Brazil, followed closely by Dubai. In total an incredible 78,000 votes were counted for all seven of the destinations, which also included Fiji, India, Turkey and Indonesia. Read full article
10 May 2013
South Africa is a promising investment destination, business executives from companies from around the world said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town this week.
"The [African] continent and particularly South Africa is a very promising, interesting destination for investments," said Pedro Pereira da Silva, chief operating officer and country manager Poland and Portugal for Jeronimo Martins Dystrybucja.
Pereira da Silva is one of over 600 business leaders attending the two-day forum, which ends on Friday, 10 May 2013.
He said with Europe's continuing gloomy outlook, the Portuguese food distribution and manufacturing group was looking at growing markets like Africa and South America to expand. Read full article.
9 May 2013
South Africa's heritage and cultural stories will take the spotlight with the debut of the South Africa Heritage and Culture Pavilion at the 2013 Tourism Indaba, taking place in Durban from 11 - 14 May 2013.
The pavilion is a collaboration between South African Tourism, the Department of Tourism, and natural, historical and cultural attraction guide the Moja Heritage Collection, to make the country's tourism experiences more accessible to global travellers. Read full article.
9 May 2013
Pretoria - South Africa on Thursday, 9 May 2013 signed agreements with preferred bidders in Window 2 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP) that will contribute to the country’s energy mix and job creation. Read full article.
7 May 2013
Honored by South African Tourism with its Ubuntu Award for Creative Destination Marketing, safari company Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC) suggests five ways to visit South Africa. AAC won the “outstanding trade partner” award by promoting South Africa family safaris. Read full article.
7 May 2013
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26 April 2013
They make up but a handful of the immigrant population to the US, but an impressive number of South Africans have risen to the top of their fields.
Most say the same thing. They came to the United States either to avoid army conscription or apartheid itself in the late 1980s. They planned to stay for just a few years, but they stayed on.
A quarter century later, this small generation of South African immigrants has risen to break through, en masse, into such key leadership roles that they're changing the US. Read full article.
The group, Global South Africans in North America, is hosted by Brand South Africa and allows you to post events you'd like to draw community members' attention to. You can also have discussions on any topics relating to our country or whatever affects South Africans in North America. But what is truly unique about the group is that we're working towards hosting hangouts (similar to what President Barack Obama has done) with Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and the various Consuls-General to chat with South Africans in North America from time to time and answer any questions you may have.
Please also encourage other South Africans in North America in your circles to join this community!